yrw$lym

peter_kirk at sil.org peter_kirk at sil.org
Fri Sep 24 17:01:21 EDT 1999


Thanks for the reminder that the form Urusalima occurs in the Amarna 
letters. That is of course (by any chronology) older than both the 
form yrw$lym in DSS and the form Shalem in the inscription which Rohl 
mentions. There is of course no contradiction between Urusalima and 
Shalem, for S and Sh were often interchanged between languages and 
names are commonly abbreviated in Egyptian.

Peter Kirk


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Subject: Re[5]: yrw$lym
Author:  <mc2499 at mclink.it> at Internet
Date:    24/09/1999 05:34


Dear Peter,

<snip>

.. It was to decide that Jerusalem was probably some name that Kitchen 
thought it was notwithstanding the fact that the Egyptian chancelry knew 
the city in the Amarna letters as Urusalima.

<snip>




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